Credit: words by Jenny Heitler-Klevans, music by David Heitler-Klevans, (c) 2006
Album: Family Album
This one was inspired by our own family experience. We often find ourselves saying these lines to each other as we rush to get out the door. I’m sure we’re not unique! "Gotta Go" is a converging song, or as our friend Joanne Hammil calls them, an African-style Cyclical Song. The form originated in Africa. Each part is independent, with it’s own melody, rhythm, lyrics and entry point. All the parts converge on one word or a short phrase. The result is a very interesting, dynamic piece that is continually coming together and then breaking apart.Joanne Hammil has written many rounds and converging songs. We’ve been inspired by her work and often sing her songs. She has produced a wonderful two-part series called Rounds and Partner Songs that includes a song we’ve recorded - "One Family." To find out more about her music visit www.joannehammil.com.
I. (Jenny:) Hurry up, we’ve got to go
II. (Ari:) Oh no, forgot my lunch! I’ve got to go
III. (David:) You’ve got to go
get on your shoes,
or we’ll be late!
IV. (Jason:) Hold on, I can’t hold it! I’ve just got to go
(All:) We’ve really got to go!